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Brain Injury

Working with Colorado school districts to develop a comprehensive system of support for children with a mild to severe brain injury, through the development of systemic district-level protocol and partnership with community resources.


Upcoming Events

Webinar: “Understanding the Needs of Students with a Concussive Brain Injury”

Date: Wednesday, April 15, 2015l 2:30 – 4pm MST

Presenter: Gerard Gioia, PhD

Audience: Open to all school professionals

Click here to register.

CDE Materials


  • Senate Bill 11-040: The Jake Snakenberg Youth Concussion Act

Helpful Publications and Materials


Areas of Support

Concussion Action Team Teleconference Meetings: Informal teleconference meetings held monthly to provide school professionals with an opportunity to ask questions, discuss challenges, share accomplishments, learn about new materials/research, and to connect with school professionals across Colorado. These meetings are provided by the Colorado Department of Education specifically for school professionals. For more information or to join the listserv contact Kristy Werther (

Brain Injury - Health and Wellness

Provides support to Colorado school districts in developing a comprehensive system of support for children who have sustained a brain injury through the development of protocol and collaboration with community resources. This specifically includes technical assistance related to concussion management protocol, trainings, and facilitating collaboration across educational and community settings to ensure successful education and health outcomes for students.

For more information, please contact:

Kristy Werther
Senior Brain Injury Health Consultant

Brain Injury - Special Education

Youth Brain Injury Connections

 Provides coordinated care across community, health, and educational settings to meet the individual needs of children and youth (0-21 years old) with a brain injury. This includes coordinating educational opportunities to parties seeking further information on brain injury.

This program is supported by the Colorado Brain Injury Program with funding through the Colorado Traumatic Brain Injury Trust Fund and is a partnership between the Colorado Department of Education, Brain Injury Alliance of Colorado and the Health Care Program for Children with Special Needs (HCP). Review the flyer for additional information.

For more information, please contact:

Patricia Colella
Senior Brain Injury Consultant- Liaison to Youth Brain Injury Connections

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Contact Us

Colorado Dept. of Education
201 East Colfax Ave.
Denver, CO 80203
Phone: 303-866-6600
Fax: 303-830-0793
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CDE Hours
Mon - Fri 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
See also: Licensing Hours

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